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Six Degrees of Golden Globes
Written by POP – the Princess of Programming
- Thu, 01/12/12 - 15:34
So I was reading about the Golden Globes and thinking “boy, the HFPA and NBC really know how to get free publicity by hiring Ricky Gervais again “(and, yes, the main reason I’ll be watching is to see Gervais sling it to the crème de la crème of Hollywood and watch many of them feign shock when in fact they are tres amused as long as the joke isn’t on them). It also started me thinking about a lot of the nominees who are involved in movies airing on Hollywood Suite that I’d totally forgotten about.
For example, Viola Davis nominated for “The Help” is in “Far From Heaven” airing in February on Hollywood Festival – a movie that was nominated for 4 Golden Globes and directed by Todd Haynes.
Todd Haynes also directed two other movies on Hollywood Festival in February, “I’m Not There” and “Velvet Goldmine”.
Cate Blanchett won a Golden Globe for her performance in “I’m Not There”.
She also won for “Bandits “ which airs on Hollywood Storm in February.
Ok, Cate wins for practically everything she’s in! Kinda like Meryl Streep who is nominated this year for “The Iron Lady” but did win in the past for “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” (on MGM Films in February).
Meryl was nominated for “Postcards from the Edge” (February on Festival) but lost to Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman”(really?) which is probably not as bad as “Dances with Wolves” winning that same year in the Drama category over “Goodfellas” - both movies air in February on MGM Films and Warner Channel respectively.
Jodie Foster won a Globe for her work in “Silence of the Lambs” (all 3 Lecter films coming soon to Storm) but I just read that NBC is considering a Hannibal Lecter-focused television show being written by Bryan Fuller which will focus on Lecter’s relationship with FBI agent Will Graham. Really? NBC is that desperate? I’d rather see PUSHING DAISIES again from Fuller or even another Star Trek franchise glutton for punishment that I am.
Another nominee this year is Michelle Williams for “My Week with Marilyn” – watch “The Prince and the Showgirl” on Feb 28th on Festival – that’s the movie the movie takes place in. Very interesting to watch
Other past Globe nominees and winners now playing on Hollywood Suite: “Hawaii”, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe”, “Georgy Girl”, “The Russians are Coming….”, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”.. we could go on and on.
Anyway, the Golden Globes, while highly entertaining are also highly questionable. Paul Giamatti for “Barney’s Version”? Really? Although I suppose he was marginally better than Jake Gyllenhall last year in “Love and Other Drugs” - look for an eleven year old Jake in “City Slickers” on Warner Films. Or as Ricky Gervais pointed out last year "I'd like to quash this ridiculous rumour going around that the only reason The Tourist was nominated was so the Hollywood Foreign Press could hang out with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. That is rubbish. That is not the only reason. They also accepted bribes".
So, I’m guessing this year the Foreign Press wanted to hang with George Clooney, too! Oh yeah, and I’m cheering for Albert Brooks – probably in vain but cheering nevertheless.